An educated starting position is vital to being a quality goalkeeper but what makes a good starting position? Coach Bump breaks down the steps needed to be ready for any shot, any time. Join us for Bump’s Basics to learn more about what it takes to improve your goalkeeping with techniques from Rapids Youth Soccer.
Too often in sports, players are told that talent is ascribed and unteachable. Our athletes need to be told that growth is always attainable with drive, focused-practice, and effort. The differences between fixed and growth mindsets are crucial in the development of skills on and off the field. Join us as we detail the positive mental strategies involved in developing a growth mindset.
Rapids Youth Soccer is excited to introduce the newest member of our Staff and 9U-10U Select Program Director, Jeb Brovsky. Jeb is a Colorado native, playing pro soccer for NYCFC, Montral Impact, Minnesota United, and Stromsgodset IF. After his career was ended by injury, Jeb has been heavily involved in the game in outreach efforts through the Homeless World Cup and Peace Pandemic.
On March 3rd and 4th, 2018, Rapids Youth Soccer sent teams to the St. Louis Scott Gallagher ECNL Friendlies. Girls and boys played elite teams from around the country throughout the weekend. The tournament’s objective was to expand our teams’ understandings of competition and grow closer as a club.
This year has already seen tournaments throughout the nation with coaches using these trips to help our players better understand the club’s core values. Coaches have been hosting club culture nights where players from different age groups and teams gather to highlight the importance of a united vision.
Injury represents an inexorable consequence of sports. Many of us are aware of the physical consequences of injury, however, the lack of awareness surrounding the psychology of injury means some mental wounds may never heal. Join us for a new series highlighting the mental aspects of sport injury rehabilitation.
The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club puts great emphasis on supporting our players each year through a comprehensive college soccer search process, giving them the tools, tips, and foundation to find and make the right decisions for their college soccer goals.
The power of sport supersedes the wins and losses on the field. Players learn more from sport than they’ll ever understand, including some vital characteristics that make great adults, such as quality communication and resilience.
The Colorado Rapids 2002 boys team visited the country of Panama to experience all things soccer, including playing the Panamanian National Team.